Commitment Analysis: Keivon Ramsey

2015 Converse Judson safety Keivon Ramsey picked the Longhorns on Saturday. What is Texas getting in the lanky DB?

Keivon Ramsey is fun to watch on tape because he throws his body around and tries to be a physical presence, but he just doesn't have the weight behind his frame just yet to fully achieve that purpose. That should change — Ramsey has a great, long-armed frame with plenty of room to add quality weight and play at more than 200 pounds. He played as a sophomore at 140 pounds, then as a junior at 165, and the Converse Judson staff has clocked him in the 4.4s in the 40-yard dash.

And while his tape shows a fast player with ball skills, the most intriguing part to me is that aggressiveness with his hitting. So often in recent years, Texas has brought in offensive players or cover guys and asked them to become more physical once they hit campus, guys like the current safety crop of Mykkele Thompson and Josh Turner, or last year's safety Adrian Phillips. But there's something inherent about that trait — it can be learned somewhat, but there are certain players who just have it in them to be physical hitters. And in Ramsey, Texas is getting a player who is already hard-wired to try and separate players from the ball when he gets a chance.

Even if he doesn't bulk up entirely, this isn't a bad take. Ramsey is a rangy safety who can play over the top, and he can cause all kinds of issues for quarterbacks trying to lift a throw over his octopus arms. With his speed, frame and ability to track the ball, Ramsey can project as a versatile defensive back who could play multiple spots in the secondary.

But if he does put on the weight to carry out his heart's ill intentions, the Longhorns could be getting a pretty special package, and the kind of physical, aggressive safety that Charlie Strong and Vance Bedford covet.

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